Student advice and support


All Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) students are paired with a staff mentor who helps them review their progress and acts as a general confidante for both personal and course-related problems. Students also have access to many other support people within the department and College.

I need help with or have a question about ...

If you need assistance with a general academic enquiry contact:

Catherine Bishop

Senior Lecturer
Civil Mechanical E514
Internal Phone: 92137

Sid Becker

Senior Lecturer
Director of Postgraduate Studies (PhD/ME)
Civil Mechanical E506
Internal Phone: 92155

Don Clucas

Practical Work Supervisor
Director of Master of Engineering Studies
Civil Mechanical E521
Internal Phone: 92212

Exemptions from course prerequisities

Please note: If you are applying for exemption from a course prerequisite you need to complete an Exemption from a Presrequisite Application form.

Enrolment and course changes

If you need assistance with enrolment or course changes, contact the director of studies for your year level.

Paul Docherty

Senior Lecturer
Civil Mechanical E510
Internal Phone: 92230

John Pearse

Associate Professor
Acoustics and design
Civil Mechanical E505
Internal Phone: 92423

Mark Garnich

Associate Professor
Director of Studies 2nd Professional Year
Civil Mechanical Rm E529
Internal Phone: 94635

Mark Staiger

Associate Professor
Director of Studies 3rd Professional Year
Civil Mechanical E512
Internal Phone: 92181

Chris Pretty

Senior Lecturer
Co-Director of Mechatronics Director of Studies - Mechatronics 1st Pro Year
Civil Mechanical E513
Internal Phone: 92393
  • Your profile contains full details and instructions of your individual courses.
  • See the Course Information System listings for all Mechanical Engineering courses.

UC offers a range of support services for students with disabilities including the Disability Resource Service. Mechanical Engineering's Advisor to Students with Disabilities also offers advice and assistance.

Geoffrey Chase

Distinguished Professor
Advisor to Students with Disabilities
Civil Mechanical E502
Internal Phone: 92182

Class representives serve as a link between the Department and its students. Primarily, they interact with the Directors of Studies for their Professional Year.

First Professional Year representatives 2018

Jack Davies           

Tessa Impey         

Pavithran Devananthan

Second Professional Year representatives 2018

Jeremy Whiting

Madeleine Burrows

Class Representative - Second Professional Year

Edward Popham

Class Representative - Second Professional Year

Third Professional Year representatives 2018

Danny Berghan

Sylvain Moisset

Class Representative - Third Professional Year

Postgraduate Student representatives 2018

Neibert Blair

Postgraduate Class representative

Sophie Morton

Postgraduate Class Representative

Find out more about Practical Work requirements for the BE (Hons) degree.

For general inquiries contact the College's Practical Work Coordinators at

Sally Hinkley

Practical Work Co-ordinator
John Britten Rm 107
Internal Phone: 94274

Rachel Huston

Practical Work Co-ordinator
John Britten Rm 107
Internal Phone: 94278

Don Clucas

Practical Work Supervisor
Director of Master of Engineering Studies
Civil Mechanical E521
Internal Phone: 92212

Find out more about final-year Research and Development projects in Mechanical Engineering.

Mark Jermy

Director of Final Year Research & Development Projects
Civil Mechanical E525
Internal Phone: 92276

Find out more about our workshop facilities. For more information about the requirements for workshop training contact the Workshop Training Team Leader.

Garry Cotton

Workshop Training Team Leader (UC workshops)
Internal Phone: 92134

See full details of our laboratories and facilities or contact our Technical Services Officer.

Bruce Robertson

Technical Services Manager
Design Engineer
24 Kirkwood Ave
Internal Phone: 92384

Contact our staff for information about computer access and availability.

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students. Contact our department Safety Officer for further advice or information or consult UC's Health and Safety policy guidelines.

Eric Cox

Technical Officer
Department Safety Officer
Internal Phone: 92133

I am experiencing ...

Harassment of any kind involving staff, students or visitors, whether on or off campus, is unacceptable. Harassment can be defined as unwelcome, unsolicited and unreciprocated behaviour by a person or group that may offend, humiliate or intimidate another, and interferes with a person’s right to work or study in a non-threatening environment.

If you have a complaint relating to a staff member, student or visitor, the normal procedure would be:

If you have a problem relating to an academic matter, you are encouraged to discuss the problem initially with the member of staff concerned. If you feel uncomfortable about doing this or are unable to resolve the problem satisfactorily, you may seek assistance from your Professional Year Director of Studies or from the Head of Department. You can also seek the support of your Class Representative.

We encourage students to resolve their problem within the Department. Go to UC's process, rights and responsibilities webpage or the Appeals and Grievances Regulations in UC Calendar for more information.

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